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Report - Victoria Clock Tower, Salisbury Dock, Liverpool - Feb 2010

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Ojay, Feb 13, 2010.

  1. Ojay

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    Salisbury Dock/Victoria Clock Tower - Visited by Ojay, Gone & Rookie.

    The hexagonal Victoria Tower designed by Jesse Hartley and was constructed between 1847 and 1848, to commemorate the opening of Salisbury Dock, consisting of six clock faces (also Known as 'Dockers Clock'), is located between the now disused lock entrances.
    Built using irregular shaped granite blocks, The adjoining tower is the former Piermaster's House. The tower's bell provided tidal and weather
    warnings to shipping. The buildings are now disused and derelict.

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    Salisbury Dock is part of the Stanley Dock Conservation Area and is on the route of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal extension to the Pier Head.
    In 2007, the Peel Group, owners of the Mersey Docks and Harbour Company, unveiled the £5.5 billion 'Liverpool Waters' regeneration programme.
    The project includes the restoration of Victoria Tower and the construction of two skyscrapers near the historic building, still very little work has been completed nearly 3 years on.

    Anyway getting to the clock tower was epic enough due to the many dead ends and not to mention the water!
    After a long walk and a bit of climbing we were in, and well worth the trek too.
    Access to the top of the tower also provided :D due to the rotten staircases and in-secure ladders, not to mention the place was covered in
    pidgeon shit.

    Below are just of the few of the many photos of the Clock Tower and the Salisbury & Stanley Dock surroundings, ENJOY :)

    The Views from the 6 faces of the Clock Tower

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    The Clock Tower

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    The Pier Masters House

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    This Bell used to Warn the nearby ships

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    One of the many staircases

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    Pidgeons, and lots of Shit

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    The Clock Face and some of it's now defunct mechanism, one day this will be restored

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    Looking out over Stanley Dock; Tobacco Warehouse

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    Clarence Dock

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    Rookie, Ojay & Gone

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    The disused lock

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    #1 Ojay, Feb 13, 2010
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    Few of Mine;

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    After seeing the Hydraulic tower it reminded me of this place, is it still do-able?
     
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